Andover School District Warrant for 2023 Annual Meeting

To the inhabitants of the School District in the Town of Andover qualified to vote in District affairs: You are hereby notified to meet at the Andover Elementary/Middle School Gymnasium in said District on Monday, the 6th day of March 2023, at 7 PM to act upon the following subjects: Article 1: To see if […]

Polls Open at 11 AM on March 14 for Town Election

Bring your picture ID with you!

By Lee Wells

As was the case for the Primary and General Elections in the fall, COVID-19 protocols will not play a role in the Town Elections on Tuesday, March 14. We will have masks and hand-sanitizer available for anyone who wants them. Voting on Town Election Day at the polls involves three ballots: the Town Officers Ballot, […]

Budget Committee Reduces Department Requests By $88,868

School budget increase kept to .009%

By Donna Duclos

Once again October brought the Budget Committee (BC) together on Thursday nights to receive, question, review, and deliberate all department requests, and we quickly got down to business.   The Andover Budget Committee was composed of six members. We had four elected members: Donna Crisp Duclos, Jessica Rand, Mark Cowdrey, and Aimee Raciti, and two […]

Conservation Commission Discusses Ballot Vote for Easement

McDonough parcel not suitable for housing

Press release

Do you enjoy looking at Andover’s landscape? Our town has open fields for grazing livestock, views, rolling hillsides, and forest trails. Many of these properties are protected and preserved in perpetuity because of land conservation efforts by landowners, the Town of Andover, the Andover Conservation Commission (ACC), and the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust (ASLPT). […]

Town Warrant Includes Vote on Bond for New Highway Garage

Voters are encouraged to attend Town Meeting

By Kimberley Brown Edelmann
Town Warrant Includes Vote on Bond for New Highway Garage

As I write this, it’s the end of my sixth week as Andover’s new Town Administrator. I’m not a resident of Andover, so as one might imagine, I’ve had to quickly learn a lot about various aspects of the Town. It’s been like drinking from a fire hose! It’s clear the biggest challenge facing the […]

School Board’s Budget Increases Very Slightly Over 2022

Increase of .09% is mindful of impact on taxpayers

By Aimee Menard

The Andover School Board, AE/MS and SAU administration, and Andover Budget Committee have been collaborating to craft and bring forward a budget that effectively meets the needs of Andover students while also being mindful of the impact on the taxpayer’s wallet. The 2023-2024 proposed School Board budget is $6,378,802. This is a very slight increase […]

Planning Board Proposes Zoning Changes for Workforce Housing

To be voted on at Town Meeting in March '23

By Donna Duclos

Public Hearings were held on August 9 and September 12 at Andover Town Hall. Citizens who wish to view the existing Zoning Ordinances in their entirety may download a copy of zo-2022_updated.pdf  from ZONING CHANGES TO ENABLE WORKFORCE HOUSING Article IV:   General Provisions E.  Residence Density [NOTE:  This replaces Article IV – E […]

Newly Elected Select Board Member Introduces Himself

James Delaney is sworn in and "working diligently"

By James Delaney

As a newly elected Select Board member, I think I’m fitting right in with our Select Board. We have a lot of views that are the same, and that is to do all we can for the town of Andover and do it well, managing to keep our taxes down. We are trying to make […]

Voters’ Support of Town Yields Positive Results

Voices heard about areas of concern

By Michelle Dudek

The Andover Select Board and Town personnel thank everyone who came out to vote and attend Town Meeting on March 8.  This year’s Town Meeting was well attended, and discussions and questions were thoughtful, respectful, and productive.  Likewise, the annual meeting was efficient and expertly moderated.  The overall support for our town is promising and […]